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The Anti-Cancer Diet

"What you eat and how much you consume makes a difference when it comes to cancer," says Colleen Doyle, R.D., director of nutrition and physical activity for the American Cancer Society. The first step: Limit your intake of sweets and unhealthy fats. Focus on the term "occasional treat," with the stress on occasional. Step two: Incorporate the following foods into your everyday meals and snacks; pick at least two a day for a week's worth of protection. They're nutritional powerhouses and have all shown promise in the fight against cancer.

By Sally Kuzemchak, M.S., R.D.

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Serving = 1 cup

Berries contain antioxidants that reduce and repair the kind of damage to cells that can lead to cancer. When they're not in season, choose frozen berries since they're typically just as healthy as fresh.

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